The Critical Response Team Protocol

  • This protocol was designed and implemented to assist the law enforcement agencies of the 18th Judicial District.
  • Investigations of officer-involved use of deadly force or potentially deadly force present a unique set of circumstances, which make them more complex than routine investigations.
  • This protocol shall not preclude a CEO from any participating agency from activating the CRT Team for any purpose in which they feel an independent investigation should be completed.
  • It is the purpose of this protocol to make these difficult investigations less traumatic for all participating member agencies.
  • The pooling of resources involved with this protocol is intended to make manpower intensive situations less draining for each individual agency.
  • The talent and experience of all those involved will serve to make a complete and thorough investigation in the least amount of time, to the benefit of all members.

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